I am in the same boat but I have a 4.4yr old, 17month old and a 2 week old. Ive just had a c section that was complicated so completely feeling your pain. Yesterday was the day from hell I'm dreading next week when hubby is back at work 6 days a week.
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27-01-2015 08:56 #81Junior Member
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27-01-2015 15:10 #82
My hubby works away, 1 week on 1 week home, so it's only a real challenge every second week but its intensified I think cause I have no relief! I've just booked DS into occasional care, starting next Friday morning he'll go for 3hours every week... I'm nervous but think it will be good for all of us!
27-01-2015 15:16 #83
I have a 13 month old DD and a 3 week old DD.
It's going okay so far, some days are harder than others but we are getting there. Luckily dd2 is sleeping a bit better at the moment and we are getting 3 hour blocks overnight.
27-01-2015 17:15 #84
My DD was sleeping thru from 6:30pm to 5/6am then till 7/7:30am but has regressed a little in the last week, last night she made it to 4am but it's been 2 or 3 wake ups after midnight all week, I'm exhausted, probably why DS' behaviour is irritating me more!
27-01-2015 17:50 #85
10-02-2015 13:52 #86
I just had a big melt down this morning, my toddler is really making it difficult for me to BF bub, I'm sick of yelling at him & getting nowhere, I feel so sorry for bub not getting fed properly cause of the distraction! Rang my Mum in tears, she had 6 kids, I have no idea how she did it!!
10-02-2015 15:00 #87
10-02-2015 15:07 #88
I ended up putting DS in his cot after he tipped the potty & its contents over after I told him to leave it alone... So I left him there, fed DD & put her to bed, then when & got him out... DD has been asleep for 2 hours, most I usually get out of her is 1.5hrs shows how with a decent feed she can sleep longer!
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10-02-2015 15:28 #89Senior Member
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Subbing to this thread.
Have DS who is 17 months, and bub #2 due in early Sept. Already having nightmares about coping with 2 littlies!
Seeing that others have recommended the daycare option, I have decided I will keep sending DS 1 to daycare 2 days a week, so I get some sanity. May also opt to get a babysitter/grandparents for a few hours on those days to mind bub, so I can get some things done (and restore sanity!). DH luckily only works 5 days a week and has lots of leave, so I will get *some* reprieve.
What other survival tips do Mummas of toddlers and newborns have? Any helpful hints appreciated.
10-02-2015 15:34 #90
I figured her behaviour was normal and wasn't going to change in a hurry so I now (try to) embrace it and tackle each day (sometimes each hour) as it comes and that has really helped me.
Some days I still snap and regrettably yell at both kids, but I'm getting better at taking some deep breaths and breaking each feed or nap or outing into snapshots of time as they pass a lot quicker that way.
Sorry I'm unsure if that helps.
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